On Wednesday, September 20th from 4-5 PM, we’ll explore the amazing scientists and artists of the Renaissance in this creative program led by the Spencer Museum of Art in the Auditorium! Program is for ages 7-11. Registration requested. Register at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.
Post-truth: “Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”
Truthiness: “Believing something that feels true, even if it isn’t supported by fact.”
Quick: conjure the zeitgeist with a single word. A decade ago, that word (according to Merriam-Webster) was “truthiness.” This year, the feeling of truthiness is back with a sequel: citing a 2000% increase in its use during the year, Oxford Dictionaries has proclaimed “post-truth” to be the word that best reflects the spirit of the times. These two words are subtly different in meaning, but both point to a reliance on feeling rather than objective fact in decision-making. Read More..